Inverness Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness, ordinary of the Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness. The cathedral is the northernmost cathedral in mainland Britain and was the first new cathedral to be completed in Great Britain since the Reformation.

Bishop Robert Eden decided that the Cathedral for the united Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness should be in Inverness. The foundation stone was laid by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Charles Longley, in 1866 and construction was complete by 1869, although a lack of funds precluded the building of the two giant spires of the original design. The architect was Alexander Ross, who was based in the city. The cathedral is built of red Tarradale stone, with the nave columns of Peterhead granite.



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Founded: 1866-1869
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom


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Morgan Hefner (22 months ago)
The cathedral was amazing. You can roam pretty much the whole place. It is a peaceful and warm place to be.
David Bisset (22 months ago)
The masterpiece of local architect Alexander Ross. The interior is Victorian opulence. The cathedral sits agreeably beside the River Ness. The services are high church with strong choral singing and classic organ music. The cathedral is normally open to visitors.
Peter Pickering (23 months ago)
This is a nice place to visit which can incorporate a walk along the banks of the River Ness. The Cathedral is a lovely building in a very scenic area with great views of Inverness Castle across the river. A good information booklet can be bought which supports your visit, and in my view is well worth it for the detail it contains. We parked on Ardross Street and walked around the area as well as touring the Cathedral. Nice cup of coffee which we took away with us and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Recommended.
Dasmin Niriella (23 months ago)
I was told of the long term public car park available in this church by the reception staff of the hotel I was staying. Situated at the end of Ness Walk it is open 24 hrs and costs only £5 for 24 hrs. It even has facilities to charge your electric car. The church itself is magnificent both inside and out. If you want to park your car safely and for a reasonable price this is the place.
Neil Atkins (2 years ago)
Worth a visit, the scale of the site is amazing, and it’s position at the top of the headland makes for some great scenery. Definitely worth the time, if you are a history or photography buff. Very interesting ruins with lots to see
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